Install latest Skype in Ubuntu

Skype is proprietary software that allows you to make calls over the Internet from the comfort of your computer screen. The Skype software is free to use, but it is not free software; the source code is proprietary and not available for modification. Let’s install Skype on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 – 13.10 64bit OS

Note: since we are installing on a 64bit desktop, MultiArch should be enabled by default but if not, run this command:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Step 1: Add the Canonical Partner Repository

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

Step 2: Update & Install Skype

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install skype

Step 3: Start Skype

skype

Step 4: Troubleshoot

– To fix Skype no sound or distorted sound issues on Ubuntu 13.10:

sudo sed -i 's/^Exec=.*/Exec=env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 skype %U/' /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

Click below for more troubleshooting guide

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